USDA Organic Chinese Foxtail Millet (Hulled)

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The oldest evidence of foxtail millet cultivation was found along the ancient course of the Yellow River in China, carbon-dated to be from around 8,000 years before present. 
This ancient grain is one of the most alkalizing foods and a good source of antioxidants. It is 100% gluten-free and suitable for those with celiacs disease or gluten sensitivity. 

Add this healthy grain to your diet to help with:
  • coronary artery disorder,
  • weight loss,
  • colon cancer
Millet also helps:
  • in cases of high blood pressure
  • diabetic problems
  • in slowing down muscle degradation
  • aids in sleep
  • helps in relieving menstrual cramps
  • aids breast milk production
  • improves skin elasticity
Millet 粟米, 小米
Common Chinese Name (pinyin): 粟米 (sù mǐ)小米
TCM Five Flavors: Sweet, salty
TCM Energetics: Cool
Meridian Affinity: Kidney, spleen, stomach
Nutritional Science: 成分
  • Nutrients: Fat, protein, starch, thiamin (vitamin B1)
  • Function: Nervous system, heart health, antibacterial effect. 
TCM Benefits 功效: 
  • Tonify the Middle Jiao: promotes digestion
  • Benefit the Kidneys
  • Clear heat and detoxify
  • Relieve nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea 
  • Moisturize the body, quench thirst
  • Dispel wind, relieve skin rashes 
Cooking Suggestions 使用方法:
  • Consume in soup or congee, or morning porridge 
  • Recipe recommendations: Savory Oat-Millet Porridge with Squash and Tahini | 燕麦南瓜芝麻小米粥
  • 1 cup millet with 3-4 cups liquid for thinner porridge
  • 1 cup millet with 1 cup liquid for rice

  • One serving = 1-2 oz millet
Notes & Safety:
  • Should not be eaten with xing ren, might cause vomiting or diarrhea. 
  • There are many different types of millet. Here we are referring to the Chinese foxtail millet, which is a small, bright yellow grain.